Pool 4: Art & Philosophy (gLV) 

Perception: Thinking with organs
Nummer und TypMFA-MFA-Po00.23H.004 / Moduldurchführung
VeranstalterDepartement Fine Arts
LeitungNils Röller
Anzahl Teilnehmendemaximal 14
ECTS3 Credits
VoraussetzungenCourse language: English
ZielgruppenMA Fine Arts students
Open for exchange students
Open for students from other departments

Interested students of other study programmes can register from 01 to 17 September 2023 by email to: studium.dfa@zhdk.ch. You will be informed until the end of calendar week 39 about a possible participation. Applications before 01 September 2023 will not be accepted.
Lernziele / Kompetenzen
  • Discussion of perception as an interplay between sense, thoughts, body, soul, nature and constructing
  • Testing concepts of body, mind, and technology related to artistic practice
  • Presentation of art works, exploration of contemporary concepts of nature
InhalteHow does a frame or a camera guide perception, for example of a painted surface? Do we have to understand this guide as a restriction or is it a form of extasis, a different one? The pool discusses these questions using the example of your work. We align the discussions with the philosophical discourse of perception, especially with Maurice Merleau-Ponty. In exhibition visits, we specify our discussions with concrete experiences of looking at art works. We will discuss this in relation to mediated presentations of artistic positions in distinguished journals (print and online), books and exhibition catalogues. A list of artists and related publications will be available beforehand.

About the lecturer:

Nils Röller is a professor at the Zurich University of the Arts. His research focuses on the relation between text, image and philosophy. In the Journal for Art, Sex and Mathematics he has published experimental posts in collaboration with artists and poets since 2006. Recent publications in English and German include “Interfacing Philosophy” and "Text-Image Parergon“ published in Koko magazine. Former publications as “Roth der Grosse”, “Bittermeer”, “Alpentram” evolve as discussions of procedures established in contemporary poetry.
Bibliographie / LiteraturWill be handed out during the course.
Leistungsnachweis / TestatanforderungMandatory attendance (minimum 80%); active participation
TermineTime: 09:00 - 17:00 o'clock

CW 42: 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 October
Bewertungsformbestanden / nicht bestanden
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